Here's The Deal With The Purple Flower That's Everywhere On Facebook
Way back last year, Facebook kicked things up a notch and allowed you to react to post with more than just a thumbs up (or a lack thereof). People weren’t convinced at first, just wanting the option to ‘dislike’ something because they’re mean, but then they warmed up to it.
You just have to look at one of my articles to see that plenty of people have reappropriated the ‘angry’ reaction as ‘I fucking hate this article, please stop writing shit’ so that’s nice, right?
But over the last week or so, you might have noticed the reactions bar has been plagued by little purple flowers. This isn’t such a bad thing since they’re fairly pretty and when you compare them to the last Facebook craze – the fucking pigeon thing – they’re a gift from god.
But what’s the deal with them? What do they mean?
Well, apparently they mean ‘thankful’ and are here in the spirit of Mother’s Day (because Americans don’t know that Mother’s Day is in March).
In a statement regarding the thankful flower, Facebook said:
“In honour of Mother’s Day, we are testing the ability for people in a few markets to leave a flower reaction.”
And people seem to like the sentiment…
Update: the new purple flower called "thankful" on Facebook just made me cry
— Katie (@kmschafer) May 13, 2017
This grateful purple flower button on Facebook is so damncute
— meoro (@_meorsyfq) May 13, 2017
facebook should keep the purple flower emoji for good 💜🌸 let's all be thankful for everything!
— ㅤCamille Malvecino (@cmalvecinoo) May 13, 2017
So there you have-HOLD ON? A nice thing..? People are happy?!
I wrote about a nice thing in 2017? Wow. I’m off to buy a lottery ticket because what are the chances?
Image via Facebook, Fox